An important resource of this library for genealogists is
the set of obituary books in their holdings.The collection of obituary information begins with 1953 to present. Members of the Mountain Genealogists Society,
a very active local group, recently began extracting obituaries from the Canyon
Courier newspapers (covering Evergreen and the High Timber Times (covering Hwy
285 corridor, Conifer, Pine, Bailey)
The obituaries are in binders located in the Evergreen Library (Jefferson County, Colorado). The information extracted is on a
page along with the copied obituary from the newspaper.
another genealogy blog. However, I’d like for this blog to be a little
different, something useful to those of you who plan trips to do research in a community
(large or small) in which your family settled.Those out of the way places that are holding
“gems” of information that might be instrumental for others in discovering that
illusive “ancestor”…. Breaking down that “brick wall” we’ve been working on for
years with little success, but we do know it is out there… somewhere.
there are many sources of genealogical information on the Internet, there are
still those of us who find it thrilling to discover an original document hidden
away in a courthouse, library, museum, an old house, etc. We really do want to
be where our ancestors were. To see places they walked, farmed, made their
living, grew their family and were buried. That makes our story real for us.
My wish for
THE TRAVELING GENEALOGIST™ Blog! is that it be fun, interesting, and a quick source of information in
a central location; information that might help the next person planning their
trip to the same town, city, county, state to get the most out of their
This site is
intended for those planning a trip to do genealogy research, those who have
returned from a genealogy research trip with information to share, and anyone
who enjoys genealogy, family and history. We all know there is never enough
time to do all the research we’d like when traveling to a new place. We are
sure solving a mystery is just around the corner. BEING PREPARED IS THE KEY!
So, if this site’s information gives you a head start on where to look, that is
I’m hoping THE TRAVELING GENEALOGIST™! will be one in which many genealogy researchers, far and wide, will participate
in and share their information and experiences with other genealogists: A sort
of “Pay It Forward” opportunity.Photos:
I think a good photo is worth a thousand words. Was our experience good or not
so good experience? What would have been a better approach to our search? Were
we able to search out and speak to the people who could provide us helpful
If you have
been to a small out of the way place to do your research, please share.Photos, pertinent text and maybe a little of
what you found that might be helpful. Just enough to give the next person a
starting place in their research.